Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Paperback)Helen Simonson (author)
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A wonderfully big-hearted love story brimming with memorable characters, Simonson’s debut plots the course of Major Pettigrew’s burgeoning relationship with shopkeeper Mrs Ali in tender, gently funny prose.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
'A wise comedy of manners proves that loving well is the best revenge ... This delightful debut is as much a gently P.C. look at the British class system tucked inside a sly comedy of manners as it is a love story' * Oprah magazine *
'It's gentle and charming, but these words can't convey the slow-burning pleasure of this novel' * The Times *
'A charming, funny and absorbing debut' * Wendy Holden, Daily Mail *
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